TheGivingMachine achieves charity status due to its unique ‘giving services’

TheGivingMachine achieves charity status

TheGivingMachine achieves charity status

TheGivingMachine, a not-for-profit social enterprise that creates free cash donations for charities and schools when shoppers buy online, has become a fully licensed charity in its own right after raising almost £1m in donations. It is the first not-for-profit affiliate marketing program that supports charities and schools as an online shopping website, enabling people to give to a variety of charitable and social organisations across the country, for free.

TheGivingMachine exists not just as a fundraising platform, but as an engine to generate giving, connecting companies with customers and good causes. TheGivingMachine’s model enables individuals to unlock funds through a change in behaviour by building giving into their normal everyday routines. Read more

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Reaching £1m in FREE donations for your favourite causes

Golden Hearts campaign

£1million donations Golden Hearts campaign

This Christmas help us generate £1million in free donations to the causes you care about, without it costing you a penny.

When you shop via TheGivingMachine you generate a free cash donation for your chosen causes.  This Christmas you will also generate a golden heart bauble to decorate your digital Christmas tree.  Each week 3 givers who have shopped online will be chosen at random to win a prize and all givers who shop online between Monday 24th November and Wednesday 31st December will be entered into the draw to win a grand prize of tickets to New York for 2!

Prizes for Week 1 (24/11/14- 30/11/14)

Product of your choice up to £200 from UGG – Won by Vivienne who supports Cullompton Pre-School
£100 gift voucher from REISS – Won by Madeleine who supports Waldegrave school for girls
£50 gift voucher from Route One – Won by Trevor who supports St. John’s Holidays for Children Trust

Prizes for Week 2 (01/12/14-07/12/14)

Case of wine from Laithwaites – Won by Jonathan who supports The Wells Cathedral School Foundation
£50 gift voucher from Great Little Trading Company – Won by Julie who supports Cystic Fibrosis Trust,
Anthony Nolan Trust and The Aplastic Anaemia Trust
£50 gift voucher from Kickers – Won by Justine who supports Therfield First School

Prizes for Week 3 (08/12/14-14/12/14)

Samsung Tablet from Viking – Won by Sallie who supports West London Day Centre
The Royal Mint collector sets - Won by Zaina who supports Our Lady of Grace Catholic Infants & Junior School PTA
Festive Wishes bouquet from Bunches – Won by Catherine who supports Diptford Parochial Primary School

Prizes for Week 4 (15/12/14-21/12/14)

Set of perfumes from Laura Ashley
£100 gift voucher from iDBUS
The North Face Vault 24L Daypack from Blacks

Prizes for Week 5 (22/12/14-28/12/14)

Monster iSport headphones from Red Letter Days
The Royal Mint collector sets
£50 gift voucher from Kickers

Grand Prize

Flights for 2 to New York

Good luck!





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TheGivingMachine launches Golden Hearts Campaign to hit £1m donation mark

Golden Hearts

Find out more about TheGivingMachine’s Golden Hearts campaign and join in here!

TheGivingMachine has today launched its ‘Golden Hearts’ competition campaign as it aims to surpass a total of £1 million donations over the Christmas shopping period for causes chosen by its Givers. The Golden Hearts campaign gives online shoppers the chance to win prizes in return for doing their Christmas shopping online through the not-for-profit website, which raises free money for the charitable causes they care about.

From today, anyone who shops through TheGivingMachine or refers a friend during the Christmas shopping period will receive a ‘golden heart’ that will be added to a digital Christmas tree on their account page. Ribbon-wrapped golden hearts will be awarded at random throughout the competition, entitling the user to a ‘Give and Win’ prize from a participating retailer that includes both a prize and a free donation to the winner’s chosen cause. At the end of the competition, a grand prize will be awarded to the person who receives the most hearts during the shopping period. Upcoming prizes include: Read more

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Is Santa’s secret out? Christmas giving unwrapped – TheGivingMachine explores the office tradition we either love or hate

TheGivingMachine's Secret Santa

TheGivingMachine’s Secret Santa- join in today!

It’s the festive office activity that polarises us – discovering the name you have pulled out of the hat belongs to either good old Claire in HR, or the guy in Marketing you’ve said hello to once in the kitchen. Love it or hate it, the Western Christmas tradition known as Secret Santa, where members of a group or community are randomly assigned a person to whom they anonymously give a gift has been an office tradition for the last 30 years.

It is believed that American philanthropist Larry Dean Stewart started the trend, who lived between 1948 and 2007 and made millions through a career in cable TV. To help those in need in the same way he had received help during his life, he anonymously handed out $100 bills over 26 years totalling $1.6 million. At an average amount of £5, the office version of Secret Santa is on a somewhat smaller scale but symbolises the same gift of giving during the season of goodwill. But why do we love to give?

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The power of one click: Hertfordshire charities benefit from boosted fundraising thanks to social enterprise TheGivingMachine

heGivingMachine - helping online shoppers to give for free to causes they care about.

TheGivingMachine – helping online shoppers to give for free to causes they care about.

Charities across Hertfordshire have benefited from over £65,000 thanks to a unique form of fundraising that enables online shoppers to give to charity for free.

Bishops Stortford company, TheGivingMachine, was set up by four Dads in 2007 who wanted to build an affiliate marketing programme to benefit social causes. The not-for-profit site operates by partnering with 1,500 participating retailers who pay a commission in return for sales referrals to their websites. This commission is then donated to up to four local or national charities of the shopper’s choice when a sale is made, making the donation free for the shopper. Over 82,000 Givers have signed up so far, supporting 6,700 UK schools and charities. Read more

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November payments have just been made to 392 schools & charities!

Bridgemeer SchoolTop payment this month went to South Cheshire based Bridgemere CE Primary School - who received £395.31.  (Lovely to see our logo on the school’s website!). Well done to all their Givers who shopped online via TheGivingMachine and gave for free! A BIG THANK YOU to all you wonderful Givers who are helping make a difference to the causes you care about  (isn’t it easy?!) – 1.28 MILLION FREE DONATIONS and counting. See if your school or charity made it into the Top 10?


Top 10 payments for November 2014


Our thanks must also go to our 1,500+ fab retailers – without whom none of this would be possible! Here are just some of those that help you to give for free…

Just some of the 1,500+ TGM Retailers

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Made in Movember – Changing the face of men’s health!


Did you know…

The average life expectancy for men in the UK is almost 4 years less than women!
Men have a 14% higher risk of developing cancer than women and a 37% higher risk of dying from it!
More than two thirds of men in the UK were either overweight or obese!

There is a lack of awareness and understanding of the health issues men face.  Men do not openly discuss their health and how they are feeling and are reluctant to take action when they don’t feel physically or mentally well.

The Movember Foundation aims to change this way of thinking by putting a fun twist on a serious issue.  The idea of the moustache is to bring about change and give men the opportunity and confidence to learn and talk about their health and to take action if needed.

Everyone can get involved, you can be a Mo Bros or a Mo Sista.  We would love to hear about what you are doing and to see your pictures.  Who will have the most  stylish grown locally moustache?

Here are some style ideas to help you:



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This month’s (October) payment run

This month 208 schools and 99 charities received a payment – all thanks to people like you!

Kids Run Free GivingMachine homepage

Top payment this month went to the fab people at Kids Run Free*.

Did your cause receive a payment in our Top 10? Read more

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Top Gifts for Kids!

Coming soon…

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Top Gifts for Him!

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